Dr. Porter completed B.A. (Point Loma College) and M.A. (Claremont Graduate School) degrees in English before being “converted” to biblical studies, where he did a M.A. in New Testament (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) and a Ph.D. in biblical studies and linguistics (University of Sheffield). He has taught for nearly thirty years in Canada, the US and the UK. Since 2001, he has been President, Dean, and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (the largest Baptist seminary in Canada). He holds the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview. Dr. Porter has authored or co-authored 28 books and edited nearly 90 volumes. He is a prolific author in the area of linguistics and New Testament Greek, having written Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, Idioms of the Greek New Testament, and Linguistic Analysis of the Greek New Testament, as well as numerous other books and articles. Dr. Porter preaches regularly and attends Mount Hamilton Baptist Church with his wife, Dr. Wendy Porter, who is a musician and fellow educator.